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m:1 lPV'fV , . 44hc ffcWc Treasurer from time-to tiWhcrefor, not IM hlft ft QSrV. f psrwdin the sun. of 01.0 hunlredtfcousa.id dollars. , W$n I - ife " ordained, TbA.1t shall b tb 5SS' 1 "y ,f said commissioner to projedjs sooa as oMIIflftlfCCS AlllKtOMIOBwSE 1 i,ble lhc discharge of thisdutfjand at salt BV THE STATU CONVENTION. EKSOLUIWN TO.TIUvNSJilt.A.CDPYXP THK SUPREME COURT REPORTS, TO THE DE PARTMENT OF JtSUCE OF TltE CONFED- Resolved, Tint thts State Librtratt transmit to the department of justice of .the Ovfctltjrate States of America, one nc-of live Reports of the Supreme Court ef tfcis -State,, if in same be in the public library, or that be purchase such as may be deft- haar $k EDWARDS, ; . Pres. of Convention. J. H. Moons, final Secretary, L. C. EtxFJiKFs, Assistant Secretary. No. - .... 5 fl RBSOIj RELATIVE TO THE DAILY SIT- ; TINGS ifi THIS.CONYENTION. Resolved, That from aud after to-day this Gob- j vcntion-.ill meet daily at ten o'clock and adjourn at two 'eIock, re-asscmble again at four o'clock and edjeorn at its discretion. Read and passed iu open Convention the Slli day of December, 18(51. W. N. EDWARDS, , .. , j Pres. of Convection. J. it MoQi'.s, Prin. Secretary, L. C. Edwauds, Assistant Socretary. sZl. AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE PUB LIC TREASURER TO EMPLOY AN ADDL TIONAfc DUiK IN THE TREASURY DE PARTMENT, AND OTHER PURPOSES. Be it ordained. That until it shall be otherwise enacted by the General AssemNy, the salary of the clerk of the Treasurer Department be increased to twelve hundred dollars annually, and that the pub lic Treasurer be authorised to employ a second clerk in that department, and that his salary sliall be seven "hundred joj fifty dollars annually, and that the Ctfakptiolfor be, authorized to, employ a clerk in Uis-orTree,' and that his salary be the sum of aeven hundred and fifty dorTars annually, arid this increase of the said salaries sliall commence from fid alter (he 1st day of January. 18R3. Read three times, arid passed Uth day of Novem ber, im, f y. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. U. Moojt'f, "Prin. Secretary, LC. Edwakds, "Assistant Secretary. . NoTI RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF DR. WTLLIAM E. POOL. Resolved, That t1e Governor be, and he is here by anthorfxed'irnd rcquiicd te instruct the Paymas ter to pay to Dp. WjKfam E. Pool, of Murfrecshoro, taken prison a't Ha ttevas, and now at Fort Warren, or to his. authorize agent, tho compensation of an assistant 6tsrgeoii from the 'first oT July, 1SU1, until such time as he shall be'relcased or exchanged. xead and ratified in 'open Convention the sixth day of December, 1861, W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. It Hopiu:, Prin. Secretary, L 0, Eoiv k'd's, Assistant Secretary. tNo. 5.i AN Of-DINXCE TO. TRANSFER CERTAIN COMPANIES TO COL. GREEN'S REGIMENT. Be it ordained, That the Governor of (his State be, and he is hereby authorized, if ho shall deem it expedient, to transfer to Col. Green's Regiment of volunteers, tha two companies now at High Point, under the command of C aptains Cook and Sliaip: Provided, That Oapt Cd.k shall first return to the Governor or the Adjutant General of this state, all such public monies and orders for public money, as he has heretofore received tor the purchase ol guns ; and, Provided, further. That the said companies snail -not be so tiansferred unless all the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates or said com panies sliall first signify their assent thereto in writing. Ratified Cth of December, 1801. . W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. II. ilooiiE, Prin. Secretary, L. C. Edwakds, Assistant Secretary. RESOLUTIONS OF CONFIDENCE IN OUR CAUSE OF WAR, AND IN THE PRESIDENT AND ARMY. Resolved, That we, the Delegates of the peosle of North Carolina in Convention assembled, entertain an undiminished confidence in the justice of the cause for which we have taken up arms, and we hold it to be the duty of the people of these Southern . Slates to maintain and uphold that cause with all tpe means they can command. Result td, anal in. behalt of the people of Nprtu Carolina, wo declare to our sister Slates of this Con federacy, and. to the world, that no measure of loss, no sacrifice. ot life or property, no privation or want, or suffering,, shall cause us to shrink from the per formance of our whole duty in the achievement of our independence. Retokei(, 'Tti(tt,froin the cruel and barbarous manner In .wlycb.our enemies have, carried on this war a war in which aged -and dignified men and helpless women have been seized, and without accu sation ot warrant of authority, cast into prison in which private property has been wantonly destroyed, i in which robbery and arson are principal means of aggression, am in which servile insurrection has I been proclaimed: we are convinced that there is a radical incompatibility between sucii a people and ourselves ; that from them our separation is linsl. I and for .he independence we have asserted, we will accept no alternative. Rewired, That we have full confidence in the wis- j dom, integrity and patriotism of the President of the ; Confederate Slates, aud we congratulate him and our ; whole country upon the success with which he has i administered the Government. ., j Resolced, That to the oiiicers and soldiers who i have gone lbrth to meet the dangers of this war, we ! are under a deep debt of gratitude for the valor and ; fortitude with which they have defended us from the assaults Of our enemies and illustrated the glory of ur arm. Resolved, That a txipy of these resolutions be sent to our llepresentativcs in Congress, with a reuuest that thev be cOmhninicated to Ins Excellency, the Presideirt of the Confederate States, and to ;6n- '90 ' ', Passed an-J ratified ffi open Convention the sixtn day of December, 18C1. W. N. EDWARDS, " , Pres. of Convention. 3. II. MooSe; Prin. Secretary. L. C. EwvAitDSj Assistant Secretary. RESOLUTION REOf REQUESTING OUR SEATtJRS' AND REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGW iy VOTE fO&'AN INCREASE OF THE PAY OF soLDtERs. . ,; Reolvcdf That ouj Senators and Representa'tjVes in the Confenerate Congfe?sv be requested to vote for an inereasC Qf the pay Of tho common soldiers of the (.'onffidefaw'army : Provided, The resources of the Confedel-ate'Tnasiiry will justify it. WELDoN N. EDWARDS, . ;, Pres't of Contentiou. J. II. MootfC, Prtn. yggtety. y?'1- ii. 0. EftWABOS, AssiflRcc'y. .' .... AN ORDlNANCKiN BD TO van P n1.ai;i' : U, ;t.,;L,imiilhb'tiK Laleaatcsof the pMfb: 4 f Mttthr UUUUUttM UMH'lllvn " j$berfVorUii'ed by the auinoruy "- .irmiiikiM.lrJa iiinofnted bv thin Convcntlw to -V " . . .. .. .. . ..t TK.I : WjPPLIf T" ' ".rT.rr . - j . t.:...! ie p8opi" Khali lodge otrl II that , he furnish it to the people of each countyW' win -sceriam wiiat mrm of payment will be accept t UwiTarirtit depot tm bo Railroad t:4aPd lrha hw ' t,e the result of some naTiptteatra, on we jfcotunr ana .PRX , cM ltie aeiiver, km r.ir materials. wAyin carrying , and tO Ulw upon 10 meet THE NORTH wacticable to the discharge ot thwtlutf. can be made, it be sent l'orwanfto tHWous Wot 04 the several railroads of the State, or on some nav igable waters, for the accommodation of every sec .iion of the State, equally and in such order as he mav (ind best to meet the wants of the country. , Be it further ordained. That Justices of the j Peace in the several counties to this Stte, a major- ity being present, may meet at the Court House, in j term time, or in vacation of the courts, and make . such order a they may prefer, "fbiichlb the deliver- ; ing, distribution and payment for the salt manufac- j turcd for the use of the people of sucWcbiinty, and to that end may advance the money outol the Trea sury of the county, or otherwise: Previdett, That . tUey shall n jt allow the salt to be sold in speculation, or for more than the actual cost 5. Be it further ordained. That it shall not be lawful for aw one to purchase more of the salt so iiiado, than he requires for his own use, or for dis tribution, at tlie cost and expense of transportation, and if any one shall purchase any salt so made and re sell it for a profit, he shall be guilty of a misde meanor, and on conviction thereof in any of the County or Superior Court, shall be lined or impris oned at the discretion of tlie Court. 6. Be it further ordained, That this Ordinance sliall continue in force and operation during the con tinuance of the present war, unless the Legislature shall otherwise order. 7. Be it furtlier ertlained, Tteit if the commis sioner should die or remove from the State, resign or refuse to act, or should prove iaithlcss to the trust reposed in hue, the Convention then not being in session, the Governor tdiall supply the vacancy created in any of the twenumtioned means. 8. J!c it f writer ordaiiued. That it shall be the duty of the commissioner to make a reiiort to the Governor every month, bhowing tho progress of the work, its cost, Ac It shall be the duty of said commissioner on the first Monday of each month, 40. report to the Governor tho quantity of salt man ufatturcd during Uie month preceding, and the dis position made of all the salt made, the cost of pro duction and transoortatinn. and tiie income to the State on the salt made and sold, ami that the Gov ernor sh?il lay such reports before the General As sembly at the first session, and that they make such order for change in the management of the business anil settlement with tho commissioner, as in their wisdom may seem right. , P Beit farther vt dainal. That the commissioner shall, before entering on the duties of his ofBce, take an oath of office, and give bond payable to the State in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, with security to lie approved by the Governor, and shall take bond and ample security from every agent by hint appointed, whose duties shall require him to re ceive or pay out niooey, and that all such bonds shall be payable to the State ot North Carolina. 10. Be it further ordained,, That the commission er shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars, and bis' traveling expenses. Read three times and latitied in open Convention the Uth day of December, A. D., 188L W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention J. 11. Mooue, Prin. Secretary. L. C. Edwakjlis, Ass' I. Secretary. No. RESOLUTION ON TAKING A RECESS. Resolved, That this Convention will take a recess from and after Friday, the thirteenth insl., until Monday the twentieth of January next. Read twice and ratified in open Convention the sixth day of December, 18(51. W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. II. Mookk, Prin. Secretary. L. C. Ed w akds, Asst. Secretary. No. 10. I AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE FOURTEENTH CHAPTER OF THE ACTS OF THE SECOND EXTRA SESSION OF IStU. Be it ordained by the Delegates of the people of Xorlh Carolina in Convention attembled, and it U hereby ordained hy the authority of the same, That the fourteenth chapter of the Acts of the General Assembly, passed at the second extra session, enti tled "An Act" to alter the rules of evidence as ap plieable to Indians, be and the same is hereby re pealed and annulled. Read three times and ratified in open Convention, the sixth day of December. A. D., I86L W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. H. Mooke, Prin. Secretary. L. C. Edwauds, Ass't Secretary. No. 11. A RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER CERTAIN MILITARY COMPANIES TO COLONEL W J. GREEN. , Resohetl, That the Governor, if he shall deem i proper, be, and he is hereby authorized to tansfe to Col. W. J. Green's Independent North Carolin Regiment, such companies as have been accepts and not yet assigned to other regiments, upon thei application fcr such transfer: Provuled, That n mnmber of a company shall be required to join salt service without his consent in writing. Ratified in open Convention, the sixth day o December, l&lil. W N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J H. Mikikk, Prin. Sec. L. C. EowAitDs, Ass't. Sec No. 1-2. j an ordinance to provtde for amend- ! ing. tub forty sixth se jti .rn of the i constitution of this state, in re Card, to. taking the yeas and nays , IN Eli HER HOUSL OF TDK GENEUAL AS- j SEMBLY Be it oraitiiml hy the delegates of the people of i Jttrth CarottitfL, aa Vatieen-lion asiemMen, anan ia , kercby orduiuedly the authority of the name. That the forty-sixth section of tha Constitutien of this 1 State be so amended as to insert, after the word j " seconded" in the fourth line of said section, the wonts ' by one-fifth of the members present" i Read three times and ratified in open Convention i the sixth day of Dec., A. D. 1801. VV. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. II. Moore, Prin. Sec. I... C. Edwards, Ass't. Sec. FNo. 13.J AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE SECOND j SECTION OF THE FOURTH ARTICLE OF ! THE AMENDMENl'S TO THE CONSTTTU- ' , TRJN. Be it ordained Ity the Dehgato of the people of j North Carolina, in Convention assembled, and it is hereby ordaiiiedby t 'le.duthoritt of the mime. That toe second section ol the fourth article of the amend ments to the Constitution shall bo amended to read as follows: "No person who shall deny the being o.f Gqdt or the divine authority of both the Old and the New Testaments, or who shall hold religious opinions incompatible with the freedom or safety of the -State, shall tie capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department of tbis.State." Read three times and ratified in open Convention the Cth day of December, A. D., lSlji. ' V N. EDWARDS, fv'. Pres. of Convention. J. II. Moore, Prin. Sec. L, C. Edwards, Ass't Sec. RESOLUTION APPOINTING DENNIS D FERE BKK, E8(.; COMMISSIONER TO RICHMOND. itetoireit,, i mil uenrus U. f erebee, Esq., be, and he is hereby appointed a commissioner, whose duty it liiall be to visit Richmond, and confer with the UJeerrtary rjf the Confederate' Treasury, and lfti'iti I i 3 iiwnurj, ana w.itn tne timmDnrv nf tkn I'nnfMt. -.. . ... .. oi me v.oiiienerate Mates, now in session "r,",-;" " ,", ., r1 lor lne,r consia- f.W hnA d That tfic said coufflr'f this ith day of December-, lWf to employ the neeewwy -i W. N. ED W ARBS-, v - mmri convention, 3x&&- Mookb, Prin.-c,y. L. C. EdwaUds, Assistant Sec'y. CAROLINA STANDARD : N OF 11 IAN KS TO THm OFFICERS IK&TFM gallant c-onduc INS HKTBKA8& K f-r r lat M hasle undiminished confidence artdlovWtv of JtMr officers amr sol diers who, after a long and severe bombardment, were compelled to surrender to an overwhelming force, the inadequate defences at Hattcras, on the twenty-ninth of August last, and that they deserve our Oiaqks fuc their gallant conduct. ..... Read HnaiatifiedVin ppen Convention, the third day of December, 1SB1. W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. Jamks II. Mooim, Prin. Sec'y. L. C EoviiKns, A8sisrrrt-Sec'y. :-.Nn. 10. - a " AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE RAIS ING OF MONEY FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT, AND FOR THE ISSUE OF ' TREASURY NOTES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE PUBLIC DERT. AND PUR CHASING SUPPLIES FOR THE MILITARY l'ORCES EMPLOYED FOR DEFENCE IN THE PRESENT WAR, AND FOR OTHER PUR POSES. - , 1. Be it ordained by the Delega'ei ef the people a North Carolina in Convention assembled, anil it is hereby oi daincd by the authority of tht same, That the Public Treasurer is authorised to issue Tueasury notes tor such sums, , not oxeeeding, at any one time, three millions of dollars, as the exigencies of 4he public service may require, before or on the first day of January, .1803, and the said notes shall he prepared and signed, and issued as hereinafter provided. 2. Be it furjjier ordained, That the Public Trea surer cause the said notes to be prejiarcd, and that they shall he signed by the Public Treasurer, on behalf-of- TtJe State, and countersigned by the Comptroller and each of those officers shall keep, in proper books, separate, and accurate accounts showing the Viuuiber, date and amount of each of Ihe said notes signed and countersigned by them respectively, and, also, accounts showing all such of said notes as may be paid or redeemed :.n 1 cancell ed, from time to time, and the said Treasurer shall account, monthly, lor all such of said notes as shall have been countersigned by the Comptroller, and delivered to the Treasurer for issue. H. Be it farther ordained. That the said Trea sury notes shall be payaole, at the public Treasury, to the bearer, on the first day of January, J805, and bear interest from date at the rate of six per cent, per annum, for every hundred dollars, and in tliat proportion for sums greater or less than one hundred dollars ; and tho said notes shall be of the several denominations of hve dollars, ten dollars, twenty dollars, fifty dollars, one hundred dollars, and two hundred dollars; and in the following pro portions that is to say, notes for five dollars, ten dollars and twenty dollars, the amount of four hundred thousand dollars of each denomination shall be issued; and notes for fifty dollars, to the amount of eight hundred thousand dollars, and those for one hundred dollars, and for two hundred dollars, to the amount of live hundred thousand dollars of each denomination; and in the course of the issuing of said notes, from time to time, the said relative proportions shall be observed as near as may be. 4 Be it farther ordained. That the principal money, and the interest due on the said notes shall lie paid at the maturity thereof to the severaKlaw ful holders thereof, upon presentment at the 'trea sury, out of any money in the Treasury not other wise appropriated, and, further, that at any time or times tiefore the maturity of said notes, the Treasurer may give notice in the newspapers, printed in Ra leigh, of his readiness to pay the same on any class or denomination of said notes, or any certain part thereof) and the interest shall close on the notes de signated in such notice at tho expiration of forty days alter such notice given. 0. Be ii further ouluncd. That the said notes mav be issued, by the Treasure:', in payment of any warrant in favor of public creditors, or for the pur pose of paying military officers ami troops in service, or for the purchase of supplies or such troops and fcr the pity incut of coupbns upon any bond or bonds hitherto given, or hereafter to be given, or for any other demand upon tho Treasury by persons who may be willing to receive the same in payment at par ; and the Public Treasurer may borrow money, from time to time, upon the credit of said notes, as the public serv.ee may require, not exceeding the said sum of three millions of dollars; Provided, That upon such loans interest shall not be charged or paid at a greater rate than six per cent per annum, ami further, that no Treasury notes shall be pledged, nor shall they be sold, or issued for any purpose, for less than the amount due on the same, including in terest accrued thereon, if any. ii. Be it fiu llicr ordained, That the said Treasury notes shall, at any time or times hereafter, be re ceivable at the Treasury in payment for land enter ed, and for taxes, and any debt to the State at the Treasury, and in making such payment, the bolder -hall bae credit tor the principal money mentioned ,n said note, and the interest accrued thereon up to tho day of payment ; aud accounts shall be kept, as aforesaid, of the notes thus paid or redeemed, dis tinguishing the sum allowed for interest froui the principal. 7. Be U further ordiined, That the said Treasu ry notes shall be received by Sheritts, and other col loctnig officers, in payment of the public taxes in their respective counties, and the said officers so re ceiving any of the said notes shall, at the tiine of paynitnt, ukefioui the person paying them a receipt on the back of each noto for the amount allowed therefor aud the date thereof, and such officers shall keep a distinct and specific account of said notes so received in payment showing the person from whom received, the number and date, the day on which lie received them, and the amount of the principal, and also the interest allowed by him, aud deliver the said notes aud accounts to the public Treasurer, and he shall, thereupon, and on his oath to the truth of said account, receive credit for tho amount thereof. 8. Be it further ordained, That the holders of I tVif r3ieutj nrttba Soon nmlur ilm uitkitai ,,r 1 this ordinance, may have the same funded, by re- i quest to the Treasurer to give in exchange for them I bonds of the State, payable in thirty days at the I public Treasury, and bearing interest at the rate of i six per cent, per annum, payable half yearly, with I coupons attached, for the. interest, payable, also, at I the Treasury ; Provided, hoivevei that such bonds ; shall be issued Tor the amount of five hundred dol- j lars, and one thousand dollars only ; And provided, I further, 'jUbut upon application for such exchange, I the interest upon the Treasury notes shall be allow- ijd up to the first day of January, or April, or July, j or October next preceding the request for such ex- ! change, as the case may be, and the interest on the ' bonds given in exchange, sliall run from the day to j which the interest on the notes was allowed, and of i the notes received by the Treasurer, and of the 1 bonds given in exchange' therefor, full and accurate j accounts shall also bo kept as aforesaid; and the Public Treasurer is authorized and required to issue such coupon bonds agfteably to the provisions of the ninetieth chapter of the Revised Code, subject to the restrictions and modifications herein provided. 0. Be it further ordaineil, That the Treasury notes so received at the Treasury, from Sheriffs and others, as aforesaid, shall not be re-issued, but shall be deemed to be paid, and be cancelled ; and other Treasury notes'to the same amount and of the same denomination, and payable at the same time and place, with the same rate of interest may, in like manner, be issued in the place of those so redeemed : Protided, nevertheless, That tho aggregate amount of said notes outstanding at any one time, and of the bond given in exchange for jjotcs as. aforesaid, shall not exceed the said sum of Three millions of dollars of principal tnancy. 10. Be it-further ordained. That the act of the General Assembly, entitled an act to authorize the ! public treasurer to issue Treasury notes, ratified the twentieth day of September, 1861, be, and the same ii her eby amended . 11. Be,it further -ordained, That if any person shall falsely make, forge, or counterfeit, or cahse to1 be made, forged, or counterfeited, any. notes, bond. w. vAiuyinT, m nuiianpn oit or purporting; to oe a Treasury iwite,' or bortd, vr coupon, made or issued ly authority of this ordinance, or shall aiu or assist therein, with intent to defraud fhe-State, oi- any cor poration, or person or persons, he or she so offend ing shall be deemed miiltv of rA i j Pillory one hour and rcvVUirTy-nine lashes on ' the bare bftck, arjd be .imprisoned not less than six irrMrc couwi WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2$, months or more than three year?, and to be finei; and in the discretion of the cri,-l or any of the saiu punishments may dc inmcieov 13. Be it further ordaine, Tfctt if ny parson fir the sake of gain, or with the interijrtft inpreflr defraud the State or rny corporiitioii iranyothr person or persons shall either directly or indirectly utter or publish any false, forged, or counterfeited note, bond or coupon, as mentioned in the prece ding section, or shall pass or deliver, or attempt to pafs or deli ver the same to any. other person, know ing tli same to be nJsely Iqrgel or equiiterfeited, he or she so offending shall, on due conviction there of, be punished. the preceding sectfoh of this ordinance. 13. Be itr farther ordained. That the Treasurer shall keep apuf furnish to the Comptroller, ap ac curate nccothit of the Treasury notes, issued, or to be issued by. him under tlie act of tile General As sembly, and the ordinsnce, heretofore passed and not annulled ; and tlie Comptroller shall also keep an accurate account of all s'uch notes in the same manner as requiretl herein in relation to the Treas ury notes authorized to'be issued by this ordinance. 14. Be it farther ordained, That this ordinance may be altered or modified by the General Assem bly, but not so as to impair the obligation of the said notes, bonds, or coupons actually issued under the authority of this ordinance, and then held by any person or persons. V? Read and ratified in open Convention the first day of December, 1861. I W. N. EDWARDS, " Pres. of Convention. J. IT. MooNE, Prin. Sec'y, L. C. Edwakds, Asa'u Sec'y. No. 17. ORDINANCE DIRECTING THE PAYMENT OF CLAIMS-, AWARDED BY THE COURT OF 'CLAIMS.;. . , itifi Be ii ordained by the delegates of thepeople of North Carolina in Convention asmntled, and it is heeeby oi-daivr.Vbi) the authority of the Same, That the Treasurer of the State pay out of any irfoneys in the public Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, as follows : ... To Paul C. Cameron, two thousand five hundred . and eightv -three dollars. " Pride Jones, one hundred and ninety-seven dollars and seventy-three cents. " Watts, White & Cp., forty six dollars and seventy-three cents. ; " Angelo Garybaldo, one" hundred and seventy seven dollars and fifty-four cents. " E. O. Bcivin, forty-two dollars and forty-five CentS, ., . ;.,!;.,., i.- ...;! .-, l -k4 " W. II. Bobbitt three hundred and thirty-six dollars and forty cents. " James H. Hambaugh, one hundred and two dollars. " Thos. S. Vail, thirty dollars and ten cents. " Thomas II. McRorie, one hundred and sixty four dollars and ten cents. " Will. M. Parsley, one thousand one hundred and twenty-two dollars and fifty one cents. " W. H. Mi tchell, tw enty-fivo dollars and eighty three cents. " J. R. Shufford, six dollars and twenty -five cents. " Smith, Stone .t Banks; one hundred and forty nine dollars and seventy-eight cents. " W. B. Hughes & Bi os., two hundred and sixty four dollars and sixteen cents. " WiilieSiiiip.jp, thirty dollars and thirty cents. " J. ft Applewhite, thirty-nine dollars and thirty cents. " Wyman, Davey & Co., six hundred and forty eight dollars. " W. S. Cason, eighty-three dollars and seven cents. " Willie Askew, twenty-two dollars and fifty cents. " Williams &. Haywood, thirty dollars and ninety two cents. . " Thomas Harwick, thirty-three dollars and fifty cents. ; " Wilson J. Ja::ib, one hundred and seventy-one dollars, i " Jamison, Simonton & Co., five hundred and thirty-two dollars and fifty-six cents. " McNair, Ero. &. Co., ninety-two dollars and thirty -four cents. " John L Baker, two hundred and eighty -five dollars and twenty-five cents. " R. W. Hamlin, twenty-one dollars and twenty - live cents. " D. C. Parks, ass., three hundred and two dol lars and ninety-seven cents. " J. A. Bryan, twenty-five dollars. " Edward Wood, one hundred dollars. " C. Perkins it Son, twenty-one dollars. " W. O. Brown and Z. 15. Vance, one hundred and sixty-four dollars and twenty-eight cents. " John Yancy .t Son, nine hundred and sixty dollars and fifty -one cents. " Joeph Ramsey, ass., twenty-nine dollars and thirty-two cents. " F. & H. Fries, one thousand two hundred and sixtv-two dollars and fifty-five cents. " Cupt. John Randolph, three hundred and sev cnty for.r dollars and twenty-five cents. " N. C. R. R. Co., five hundred and twelve dol lars and twenty eight cents. " Jas. S. Suow, lifty-thrte dollars and ninety-two cents. " II. J. Evans, sixty-two dollars and seventy-four ccnls. " E. L. Lindser, one thousand six hundred and twenty dollars. " M. A. Woody, eighty dollars. ' Davidson Miller, one hundred and ninety dollars and seventy cents, f T. P. S:ler. five hundred and ninety-one dollars and ninety-eight cents. '' L. M. Cook, twenty-five dollars. " W. W. Happer, sixty-two dollars and twelve cents. " Joseph W. Stockton, two hundred and ninety eight dollars and two cents. " 15. L. Perry, sixty-nine dollars and fifty cents. " W. C. Ro'.ierts, ninety dollars. " O. H. Barniim, eighty one dollars. " Gaines. Dearer & Co.. one thousand nine hun dred and forty-four dollars and eighty-seven .cents. " C. N. Meaclos, thirty five dollars. " Robert D. Hart, forty-two dollars. ' " John T. Barns, one hundred and eighty -one dollars and eighty cents. " Alfred Everett, seventy-four dollars and seventy-live cent. " Peter G. Foster, forty dollars. " John Watts, sixty-one dolkrs and eighty-three cents. " Cape FeaT Steamboat Company, eight hundred and seven dollars and twenty cents. " P. tVPesoud, sixty-four dollars and eighty-five cents. r " Lewis B. Erambeft, one hundred and nine-three dollars and thirty-two cents. " ,W. A. Graves, eight hundred dollars. " ' W. W. Fife, twenty -one dollars and fifty cents. u Joseph Lawrence, two hundred and thirty-two dollar and thirty cents. . - John P. 'N'owell, one Tiqndred and eighty dol lars and fifty cents. Jacob Backman, one hundred and forty-one dollars and fifty cents..; " Win. Smith, thirty dollars, " E. Simmons, ten dollars. " William Page, forty-six dollars and forty-five cents. " James Ward, twenty-two dollars and fifty cents. " W. 0- Hill, five dollars. ".Stevenson & Weddell, two hundred and sixteen dollars and fffty-onc cents. 1 " J. G. Rudisill, one hundred and nineteen dol lars and twenty cents. " II. IL Rowland, twenty-one dollars. " W. U. Ghiui, three dollars, , , " James D. Wyan, seventy-two doltars and ten cents. " Joseph Commander, one hundred and' sixty seven dollars and-aixty cente. " Snell & Haws, two hundred and eight dollar!); V. W. Ward, ope hundred and thirty dollars. " Hazard Powder Co., J. ft Hall, agt, one thou sand nine hundred and five dollars and twenty five cents, ' ifSfPfny-! 5 " Makepeace & McRae, twenty-foot Cellars. " J. S, McElRoy. two hundred and thirty-two dollars and fiftv-one cents. . " J. C. Rudism.-twcnty-six' dollars and twenty-' five cents; 4r!PT " W. H. Cam-en Aasr't, one hm&redawi twenty nine dollars And 4$fety-t.w cents. ... " Harnett U4inty, Ibroc thousand seven hundred and eight fuli&s and fifty-three cents. ffl6L " Dv Pender Oo twjenty-ene dollars and fifty - tjewnttt W . - .?' m. W itt one iundnadnd twenty-six dollars. D. 9; Motray, forty one dollars and forty cents. j?!4 Cobb & NeisW,- tweniy-four dollars and forty tbree cents. " " Larry Newson, three hundred and seventy five dollars. " A. G. Carter, eleven dollars and seventy-five cents. 4f " Isaac House, seventeen dollars and ten cents. " S. Satterwhite, fifty dollars. " James H. Holt, twenty-eight dollars and forty m cento, tarn - " J. B. Fulton, one hundred and thirtv-seven dollars and forty cents. !m ;' " Gi W. Goolake, sixty-six dollars and thirty four cents. " Summcy, Speres & Co, 'one thousand two hun dred and eight dollars and ninety -four cents. " E. L. Triplett, thirty-six dollars and fifty cents. '.' B. II. Merriman, fourteen dollars and eighty seven cents. ' Jesse S. Smith, sixty-six dollars and sixty-five cents. " B. J. Smith, twenty two dollars. " Thomas G. Whitaker, fourteen dollars. " T. L. Skinner and J. W. L. Benton, Agts., six hundred and eight dollars. . . Green county, four thousand two hundred and forty dollars and seven cents. , " Perquimans county, six thousand nine hundred and six dollars and thirty-five cento. " Catawba county two thousand eight hundred and fifty-six dollars and sixty-one cents. - V Lincoln county, four thousand and seventy-six dollars and forty -three cents. ! " Washington county, six thousand three hun dred and twenty -six dollars and forty-thjree cents. " Z. B. Vance, One thousand eight hundred and sixteen dollars and twenty-eight cents. '' 11. T. Wolstenhoi'mes, two hundred and eighty six dollars and forty-five cents. " P. II. Thrash, nine hundred and forty-four dol lars and thirty cents. " Committee of Safety atNewbern, A. T. Jerkir.s, assignee, four thousand five hundred and eigbty-one dollars and eighty six cents. " Camden county, eight thousand five hundred and one dollars and ninety seven cents. " Union county, six thousand and ninety-one dol lars and eighteen cents. " Rowan county, two thousand six hundred and forty-hve dollars and eighty-six cents. " Jones county, five thousand three hundred and twenty dollars and ninety-seven cents. " Moore county, five thousand four hundred and twenty-six dollars and six cents. " Warren county, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-five dollars and ninety-eight cents. N New Hanover county, seven thousand one hun dred and seventy-two dollars and eighty-three cents. " Robeson county, six thousand two hundred and twenty-five dollars and eight cents. " Forsythe county, seven tiiousand live hundred and seventy-ei'ht dollars and nineteen cents. " Pasquotank county, eight thousand and fifty dollars and fourteen cents. ComtrMssioners of the Town of AV llmington, hfty-eight thousand four hundred and forty seven dollars and sixty cents. " Samson county, ten thousand six hundred and sixty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents. " Chatham county four thousand three hundred and forty dollars and forty-one cents. " Davie count-, four thousand eight hundred and twenty-six dollars and seventy-nine cents. " Johnston county, seven thousand three hun dred and seventy dollars and ninety-three cents. " Guilford county, live thousand seven hundred and ninety-live dollars and ten cents. " Randolph county, five thousand seven hundred and seventy two dollars and sixty-three cents " Duplin county, three thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars and lifty-seven cents. " Beaufort county, fourteen thousand six hun dred and ninety seven dollars and six cents. " Charjes 11. R. Taylor, ass., five hundred and four dollars and sixty-eight cents. ' " R. L. Myers, agent for Newbern, Washington, and Hyde county Steamboat company, three thousand dollars. " Edwin Want, three hundred and ninety-nine dollars and sixty-five cents. " Martin county, seven thousand two hundred and sixty-seven dollars and ninety seven cents. " J. R. Bailev, four dollars and twenty cents. " C. E. Shober, trustee for W. J. McConnel, twenty -seven dollars and eighty cents. " Currituck county, six thousand one hundred and twenty-four dollars and five cents. " Yadkin county, five thousand four hundred and fifty-nine dollars and four cents. The foregoing sums having been allowed to the persons, counties, companies, &c, by the Board of Claims, and specified in the report of said Board made to this Convention ai the present session. Signed, RICHARD H. SMITH, in behalf of tho Finance Committee. December 11, 1801. Read three times and ratified in open Convention, the 12th day of December, 1801. W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. ol Convention. James II. Mooke, Prin. Sec'y. L. C. Edwakds, Assistant Sec'y. No 18. AN ORDINANCE TO RKGULATE MILITIA MUSTER. Be it ordained by this Contention, and it is here by ordained by the authority of the same, Thatjlie Militia of this State, shall not be required to assem ble for the purpose of drill and muster, more than once in each month, except for batallion or regimen tal muster. Read and ratified in open Convention the twelfth day of December, 1861. W. N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. James H. Mookb. Prin. Sec'y. L. C. Edwakhs, Assistant Sec'y. s rNo. 10. AN ORDINANCE FOB SUPPRESSING OPPRES SIVE SPECULATION UFON THE PRESENT NECESSITIES Of THE PEOPLE. 1. Be it ordained by the people of North Caroli na, in Contention assembled, and it is herein or dained by the authority of the same, That whoever shall engross or. get into his hands by buying, con tracting or other means, except by producing com or other grain growing in the Melds, or any other corn or grain, pork or beef, either fish salted or smoked, cUese, fish, coffee, sugar, tea, salt, saltpetre; or other dead victual whatever, and also leather, to the intent tp sell tho same again at unreasonable prices, or to keep the same from market, and prevent tho same from passing into the handsand use of the people, or to any other intent than to his own use or consumption, or for sale at reasonable prices or for charitable distribution, amongst poor and necessi tous persons ; and whosoever having in his hands, by the means aforesaid, any of the before mentioned articles not intended for his own use or for that of his family and dependants, or for some such charita ble use as aforesaid, shall refuse to sell the same to, or shall ask and demand therefor unreasonable pri ces, from any person or persons desiring and offering to purchase for their own personal use or for that of their families or dependants, or for such charitable use as aforesaid, shall be deemed an unlawful engrosser ; and whosoever shall make any motion, by word, letter, menage or otherwise, to any person or per sons, for the enhancing of the price, or dearer sel ling of anything above mentioned, or else dissuade, move, or stir any one coming .or purposing to come to any cify, market, post or place within this State, to abstain, forbear to bring, or convey any of the things before rehearsed, to any snbh city, town, market or other place, to be sold, shall be deemed a torestalfer ; and whosoever shall make any promise, enter into any agreement, or come to any under standing with any other person dr. persons, that he shall not aetl any of the things before rehearsed, bat at certain prices, or at not less Jthan certain prices, shall be deemed an unlawful conspirator, and any person, upon. cpayictioA of, either of the said offences, TJy verdict ot confession, shall be pun isbed as for a misdemeariMr, aria shall be required to enter. into recognizance with snBicient surety for hfcjpod behaviour for tisyace of -three years, in snc auws ashe court may direct: Jb-tnidei, that open BtMHcienV cause being shown upon affidavit, the court shall have power to order the taking of deposkfcns to be wad in behalf of the accused, npon snch tero esib? court may decree, on trial of case arming under this- ordinance. 2. And be it further ordained. That this ordi nance shall bejn force during the present war onlv except as irdSecufnMis which may be pending and ondetermined.at the end of the war; and in the meantime be repealed vr modified by the Gen eral Assembly. Read and rrtified in open Convention, the elev enth day of December, 1861. W. N. EDWARDS, t tr . Pres- Convention. James H. Moore, Prin. Sea -L. C. Edwakds, Ast. Sec. i'No. 30.1 . AN ORDINANCE FOR CONTTXTTTNT.j BOARD CREATED BY AN ORDINANCK ok THIS CONVENTION, PASSED THE EIGHTH DAY OF JUNE, 161. ENTITLED AN ORDI NANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE aPPOINT MENT OF A BOARD OF CLAIMS AND For" ENLARGING THE POWERS AND DUt . v OF SAID BOARD. "U11ES 1. Be it ordained by this Convention, and it is ..v.wyv.wtuwvy tne auinoruy or Uumm That A. k ..." cue aoove rcnitcii nn ininrtu u .1 created, . - v.,i,,uai,, 01m uie iiuftni inr nvncu MiLi re a Tin rim .u. hp nrl tVta 1 .. . . eby extended until the first day of January, which shall be m the year one thousand eight hundred and six-ty-tnrei, subject, however, to any provision hereal ter made on tho subject by this Convention ore vious to the time mentioned. ' 1 2. Be it furtlier ordained, That besides and in addition to the duties conferred and enjoined bv said L d!W the,Mid 'Bo"rd shal1 Power, and it shall be their duty to examine and pass upon all 11C counts for expenditures made, orresponsihihties in. curled, or allowances claimed, bv any and every disburs-in- agent -which Wave, not already been thul ly settled and allowed at the Treasury, according l0 existing law, and no such account shall hereafter be settled, allowed or paid at the Treasury, unless and until the same shall have first been passed upon and allowed and certified by the said Board, and when on the examination of any such claim, or of any contract made, the Board shall be satisfied that any disbursing officer or agent of the State shall have been guilty of any fraud, peculation or other mal feasance in his said office or agency, or where any such officer or agent shall fail to accoui t for, and pay into the Treasury, or unto the person or per sons entitled to receive the same, all such funds of the State as in virtue of his office or agency he ought so to account for and pay over, it shall be'the duty of the Board to report the same to the Gover nor, who shall forthwith dismiss the defaulting offi cer or agent from bis said office or iigency, and the Board slult also notify the Attorney General there of, whose duty it shall be to facing M1jt for the re covery of all balances due and to institute proceed ings by way of indictment or otherwise, lor the pun ishment of such officer or agent, and the Superior Court of law or Court of Equity lor Wake county shall have jurisdiction of such proceedings acconitoe to the nature thereof. 3. Be it further ordained. That for the making of a full investigation of all cases under the second sec tion of this ordinance for the discovery of any fraud peculation, or other malfeasance, and for the ascer tainment of the true state of any account or claim the Board shall have power to compel the att?ndancc of witnesses, the prodi ction of papers, and to ex amine not only the witnesses, but any such officer or agent, upon interrogations either verbal or writ ten as the Board may deem proper, and to compel answer thereto by process of'contemptas is usual in courts of record of common law jurisdiction. 4. Be it further ordained, That all disbursing officers and agents intrusted with tho care and ex penditure of the funds of the State, whose accounts and dealings shall not have been alreiidy finally set tled according to existing laws, shall make ouarter- S , I .L i 1 a,e "cn;uJ continued and ly reports and exhibits of their dealings and trans actions therein to the said Board with the vouchers belonging thereto, at such time in each quarter as the said Hoard may appoint by notice to the said officer or agent in writing and the said officer or agent so notified, shall attend before said Board from day to day to give such explanations, written or verbal, as the said Hoard may require, and in all things to submit to and comply with such directions as the said Board may make touching the examin ing, auditing and passing of such their accounts, and if any such officer or agent shall neglect or re fuse to perform anything made his duty in the premises, he shall be rep Dried by the Board to the Governor, who shall forthwith dismiss such officer or agent from his said office or agency, and the at counts or claims of such officer or agent, shall not be al lowed, paid or settled, but upon the certificate of the said Board that tho same arc correct. ' ' 5. Be it further ordained, That it shall be tho duty of the said board to make a semi-annual report to the Governor of the financial condition of the State, with such rerommendations and suggestions as they may think proper and the Governor shall lay the same before the Legislature. 6. Be it further ordained, That instead of the per dietu compensation allowed said board by said ordinance of the eighth of June 1801, each of the said commissioners shall be allowed a salary at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum, payable quarterly at the Treasury, and that the said board be, and they are hereby authorized to employ a messenger at the co$t not to exceed one dollar per da', to be paid upon the certificate of the Board at the Trea sury. 7. Be it further ordained. That it shall be the duty of said board, to prepare the accounts of the disbursements of North Carolina on account of the war, in such a way and with such vouchers as shal enable the State to be hereafter reimbursed by the Confederate Government. Read three times and ratified in open Convention the eleventh day of December, 1361. W. N. EDWARDS. Pres. of Convention. J. II. Mooke, Prin. Secretary. L. C. Eowakds, Ass't Secretary. No. 21. RESOLUTION CONCERNING POSTPONING TUB PUBLICATION OF COLONIAL RE CORDS. WnEKEAs, Resolutions ratified the twenty-third of February 1861 were passed at -the last General Assembly directing the printing of certain Colonial and other records. Resolved, that the publication of the same be sus pended until further order from this Convention or the General Assembly of the Suite. Read and ratified iu open Convention tho twelfth of December 1861. W N. EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. H. Moore, Prin. Secretary, . L. C. Edwakds, Assistant Secretary. No. 22. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESI DENT TO CALL THIS CONVENTION TO GETHER IF THE PUBLIC INTEREST RE QUIRE IT. Retolved, That the President of this Convention, or in the event of his death, the committee named in the resolution of the last session, Le empowered to convene this Convention before the twentieth of January next, if the public exigencies shall re quire it. Bead and ratified in open Convention the- thir teenth of December, 1861. W.N.EDWARDS, Pres. of Convention. J. H. Moore, Prin. Secretary. L. C. Eowauds, Assistant Sec'y. No. 2& RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF TOE DOOR KEEPER AND ASSISTANT DOORKEEPERS. Resulted, That the doorkeeper and assistant door keepers to this Convention be allowed twenty-fivo dollars each, for extra services at the nrcsent session to be paid by the Treasurer out of any monies rot otherwise appropriated. . Read and ratified in onen Convention the thir- . teenth day of December 1861. W. N. EDWAltUS. Pres. of Convention. A H. Moore, Prin. Secretary, . L. C. Edwakds, Assistant Secretary. ; Att ORDINANCE TOAUTHOKIZE THE RAIS ING OF A BATTALION OF SIX CO.MPA .HIES, OR REGIMENT OF TROOPS FOR TWELVE MOJOSHS. Be it ordained by this Convention, and it is here by ordained by the etvthcrity of the same, Tht the -SiisJ',"'' -SUjA .2-1'